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Darkling beetle

Adelium sp. (Tenebrionidae)

Description:

A shiny black nocturnal beetle with deeply ribbed elytra.

Habitat:

Found under a rotting stump.

Notes:

Similar to previous spotting but this specimen is broader and with a different pattern of grooves on its elytra. https://sites.google.com/site/insectsoft...

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.81, Long: 145.23

Spotted on Aug 17, 2013
Submitted on Aug 19, 2013

Reference

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